Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 27, 2000
Widespread 'yips' problem in golf may have physical, psychological causes
A phenomenon in golf known as the

Scientists launch the International Biodiversity Observation Year (IBOY) to raise awareness of biodiversity
Limited awareness of biodiversity undermines the ability of public and policymakers to make decisions for sustainable development.

PET scans aid in diagnosis of non-small-cell lung cancer patients
Diagnosing non-small-cell lung cancer patients often requires multiple tests and invasive procedures.

O.R. model could reduce high death rate among kidney dialysis patients by up to 20%
An operations research model for centers that treat kidney dialysis patients could reduce America's high mortality rate for those with the disease while containing budget costs, according to a study published in a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMSĀ®).

Sick Kids' researchers discover different types of stem cells
A team of researchers at The Hospital for Sick Children has discovered that distinct types of stem cells exist within the blood system that differ in the length of time that they can sustain a stem cell transplant.

Smoking triples risk of a common type of skin cancer
Exposure to sunlight is generally considered to be the most important risk factor for a common form of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma.
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